San Diego, CA – South Bay Expressway and its partners were honored in July with four awards for the road's design and construction achievements. South Bay Expressway is a 10-mile express toll road that extends from SR-54 in Spring Valley to SR-905 near the International Border Crossing.
The construction of the express toll road was made possible through a public/private partnership, and is one of the first roads of its kind in California and the U.S.
South Bay Expressway received a 2008 Transportation Innovation Award from Women's Transportation Seminar (WTS). The Transportation Innovation Award recognizes the region's most innovative transportation solutions and the visionary professionals who design and create them.
Earlier in the month, South Bay Expressway and IBT Engineers were honored for design excellence in pre-cast concrete design by the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI).
South Bay Expressway received three PCI Design Awards based on the use of pre-cast segmental technology to construct the project's signature Otay River Bridge. In addition to winning the category “Bridges with Spans More Than 150 feet,” South Bay Expressway took home two special awards. Special award recipients were selected from a pool of all project submissions in all categories. South Bay Expressway received the “Harry H. Edwards Industry Advancement Award,” presented to projects that showcase the use of new technology and concept, and the “All-Pre-cast Solution Award,” which recognizes structures constructed with a total pre-cast, pre-stressed concrete system.
South Bay Expressway has received six additional awards in 2008:
- Conventional Highway Project of the Year TRANNY Award, California Transportation Foundation
- Excellence in Highway Design Award, Federal Highway Administration
- Globe Award,American Road & Transportation Builders Association
- Spirit of the Border Award,Otay Mesa Chamber of Commerce
- Transportation Project Achievement Award,Construction Management Association of America
- Concrete Bridge Award, Portland Cement Association